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Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, 3rd Edition by Bob McCarthy

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Chapter 13Verification

The end product of the optimized design is speakers in position, acoustic treatment in place and equalizer, delay and level settings programmed into signal processors. Wouldn’t it be depressing and embarrassing to learn we had done all the smart stuff and left in the stupid? We equalized speakers that had polarity reversals or other unexpected “features” such as the scenery painter’s cardboard taped over its front. (Yes, this really happened.) Such discoveries are business as usual when found early in the process and a huge loss of face and time when found near the conclusion. If discovered by someone else after we’ve signed off on the job, we look like utter fools (deservedly). Our entire system calibration crashes like ...

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